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tiger mother

noun
1.
a very strict mother who demands that her children reach a high level of achievement
Word Origin
C21: coined by Amy Chua (b.1962) in her memoir Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother (2011)
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  • The action of the tiger mother was not different, except that she gave a revengeful growl when she got her baby back.

    Twenty Years in Europe Samuel H. M. Byers

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